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  • Fluent in English; learning Korean, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Teacher
  • BA in Business Administration
  • From Centralia, WA
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About Me

Well.. after being confined to the small town of Centralia and the Northwest for 22 years, I finally began venturing out into the world. Dips into Canada, across the State of Washington, and a bit into Oregon was all I had managed by my 22nd birthday--nothing beyond 6 hours away from my home. You know that feeling of anxiety of when you're too far from home... homesickness they call it? I had the same feeling but flipped--I was sick of home.

I threw clothes in my car, my guitar and camera, and jetted off to Arizona. In hindsight, I definitely should have used CS to find some couches! Instead of CS, I surfed two of my best friends houses in Nevada and Arizona for a few nights, and slept in the back of my very compact Ford Focus on the remaining other nights. It was only a week in all, but it definitely got me started with my travels.

One year later at exactly the same time, I board my first plane and headed off to Quito, Ecuador. There I lived for three months with a host family, traveling all around the country and having the best time of my life. I could go on about this, but it would take pages and pages... and already has on my blog. Check it out if you're interested:

Now... I've been teaching in South Korea for the past three years and have been loving (most) every moment of it. In March, I will be moving back to the Northwest and on to new adventures!

My philosophy on life this this:

"If you're robbing a bank.. and your pants fall down, I think it's okay to laugh, and to let the hostages laugh too because, c'mon, life is funny."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I enjoy meeting new people, seeing new things, and trying new foods.

If you're in my area, hopefully I can show you some of these things as well!


Board games
Seeing the world
Adventuring and living

Music, Movies, and Books

Music these days: Senses Fail, From Indian Lakes, Blue Scholars, Chiodos, No Bragging Rights, Brand New, The Story So Far

Movies: Anchorman, 12 Monkeys, Fight Club, Big Fish, etc...

Books: A song of Ice and Fire seriesby GRRM, On The Road by Jack Kerouac, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've attended somebody's Great Grandmother's wedding.

Besides that... I'd have to say my near death experience at the top of a waterfall in the jungle, after climbing up the slippery rocks, as Max Carey asks "Are you serious?!"

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm not the best cook, but I can always try my hand at a few of my staple dishes. Besides that, I can teach Spanish, English, and Korean (the basics), as well as guitar.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States

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